Monday, December 17, 2018

Juncos Finalizes Rolex 24 Roster With Canapino

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Juncos Racing has added Agustin Canapino as the fourth and final driver to take on the Rolex 24 at Daytona in their new Cadillac DPi-V.R.

Sharing an Argentinian background with team owner Ricardo Juncos, Canapino has found success racing touring cars in his home country. Set to be 29 years old when he makes his sports car racing debut at the Daytona International Speedway, Canapino has finished in the top three in every championship he’s competed in since 2006.

Of the 12 titles he’s earned during the last 12 years, seven are Top Race V6 championships. In 2017, Canapino came out on top in both the Top Race V6 Argentina and Turismo Carretera Argentina series.

Agustin Canapino wins 2018 Super TC2000 Argentina race
Canapino finished second in the 2018 Campeonato Sudamericano y Argentino del Súper TC2000 series. | Photo: Super TC2000

Aligned with General Motors Mercosur, Canapino has 81 race victories to his name and contested 44 races across 39 weekends in Argentina this year.

“He is a very dedicated and passionate man, competing almost every weekend of the year in a race, and is one of the top drivers in Argentina,” Juncos said. “We are looking forward opportunity and to this new adventure with Agustin.”

With Kyle Kaiser and Canapino aboard Juncos for the Rolex 24 and Rene Binder signed up for the Michelin Endurance Cup races, Will Owen remains the only driver named to a full-season role within the Speedway, Indiana-based team’s new IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship program.

After testing its Cadillac DPi for the first time at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Wednesday, the team will run the car publicly for the first time Jan. 4–6, 2019 at the Roar Before the Rolex 24.

Aaron Durant
Aaron Duranthttp://aarondurant.com
Aaron Durant leads The Apex as its editor-in-chief. When not bringing his racing journalism vision to life at The Apex, Durant enjoys snowboarding, playing the drums, reading and trudging through an endless queue of podcasts.

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